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1  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Tea Party Treats Charm Bracelet on: August 03, 2010 10:37:05 AM
So pretty! I don't think it could get much more girly <3
2  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: A little wire bookmark on: August 02, 2010 12:16:50 PM
Having dug up my gauge-measuring thingy (which I imagine is just called a wire gauge) I can report that it is 18 gauge wire. Either way, its the stuff you get in big spools for $2 at the hardware store/knock-off shop. Tutorial coming up!
3  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Tiny owl on: August 02, 2010 07:37:35 AM
It's adorable - are those just glass beads in the eyes? Or are they teddy eyes? Or something else?
4  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: A little wire bookmark on: August 02, 2010 07:24:29 AM
I love it!

Thank you Cheesy
5  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: A little wire bookmark on: August 02, 2010 06:35:36 AM
It is the most adorable, classy, stylish bookmark I've ever seen.  Totally love it.

::blushes profusely:: Thank you, very kind of you to say indeed Smiley
6  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: A little wire bookmark on: August 02, 2010 06:23:21 AM
I like it---what gauge wire did you use and is it sturdy (esp. the part that sticks outside of the book)?

It's cheap galvanised garden wire - I have no idea what gauge it is (it is quite thick - if ever I find my gauge, I'll find out), actually, but it is surprisingly sturdy - it holds up to being thrown in my bag, which is not a safe activity for anything. I've also played with a couple of designs that sit flat against the spine of the book, but you can't tuck them in to your wallet all that well.

They look awesome lined up on a bookshelf, too Smiley
7  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / A little wire bookmark on: August 02, 2010 04:37:13 AM
::waves shyly::

I have made about a million of these little bookmarks (okay a million is an exaggeration). If anyone wants a tutorial, let me know, but I figure you'll be able to work it out for yourselves once you've seen it Smiley





Also, hello everyone Smiley

ETA: Okay, my camera is freaking out on me, so I'm hoping verbal instructions will be enough for the moment

Step 1: Cut off a piece of 18-gauge wire from your spool, about 8 inches long.

Step 2: Using round-nosed pliers to start you off, wrap your wire around in a coil - you can make this as small as you want, but bigger than about 1.5 cms diameter isn't a good idea.

Step 3: From the coil, go up about 2-3 cms, then fold the wire at a 90 degree angle, around a pair of flat-nosed pliers to make an upside-down U shape.

Step 4: Go to the other end of the wire and curl up the end in the same manner as the second step. Leave at least 3-4 cms uncoiled, cut off excess wire before curling if it seems too long (but long can be good, too).

Step 5: Mark your page by sliding the long end between the pages, and hooking it over the spine (see second picture).
8  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: When reading your favorite Dr Who fanfic online is a bore, bind it into a book! on: August 02, 2010 04:20:29 AM
You know, I was just thinking about doing this with Sherlock Holmes fanfic.

Now I will have no excuse not to.
9  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: first book ever made - and it is EPIC! (and has lots of pics) on: August 02, 2010 04:13:50 AM
Oooh. Would you be terribly offended if I made an alliance version for my dear brother for Christmas? It's the perfect thing.
10  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: Minibook on: August 02, 2010 04:10:12 AM
Oooooh. I can't get over how tiny they are.
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